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Stephanie Cherin

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  • The Island: Fallen Earth, Book 1

  • By: Michael Stark
  • Narrated by: Robert Martinez
  • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

William Hill knew his chances of avoiding the virus sat squarely between slim and none. With experts predicting a global pandemic, his choices boiled down to not if, but where he would die. While the rest of the world built barricades and set up distribution points for food, he chose a simpler end. The island had been one of the last and best times with his father. He couldn't think of a better place to spend his final days.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Story was interesting in the performance was very well done

  • By Stephanie Cherin on 11-04-18

Story was interesting in the performance was very well done

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-04-18

If it had not been for the performance of the characters voices sounding so authentic I would not have enjoyed the book as much as I did.The narration was excellent.

  • Breakthrough

  • By: Michael C. Grumley
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,074
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,832
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,821

Deep in the Caribbean Sea, a nuclear submarine is forced to suddenly abort its mission under mysterious circumstances. Strange facts begin to emerge that lead naval investigator, John Clay, to a small group of marine biologists who are quietly on the verge of making history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mind Blown!!!

  • By FocusedOnTheJourney on 07-22-17

This story is so unique and captivating

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-11-18

Topped with my favorite narrator. Scott Brick. Who excels depicting different characters in perfect tonality. Exciting, thrilling, edge of your seat fantastic plot will hold your attention throughout Till the very end. And then you will want more.....as I click on his next book. A definite five star for both author and Scott. Thank you both.

  • The Things We Wish Were True

  • A Novel
  • By: Marybeth Mayhew Whalen
  • Narrated by: Taylor Ann Krahn
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,652
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,476
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,478

From the outside, Sycamore Glen, North Carolina, might look like the perfect all-American neighborhood. But behind the white picket fences lies a web of secrets that reach from house to house. Up and down the streets, neighbors quietly bear the weight of their own pasts - until an accident at the community pool upsets the delicate equilibrium. And when tragic circumstances compel a woman to return to Sycamore Glen after years of self-imposed banishment, the tangle of the neighbors' intertwined lives begins to unravel.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I hate fake Southern accents

  • By David on 07-01-17

A young adults family tale. Monotonous narrative.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-06-17

The. Narrative was terrible. One high dpitched scratchy girl's voice without another persons voice so it was monotonous and difficult to finish.

  • Marine One

  • By: James W. Huston
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,487
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,189
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,184

After the presidents' helicopter, Marine One, goes down in a brutal thunderstorm, the government blames the European manufacturer of the helicopter, accusing them of killing the president. Senate investigations and Justice Department accusations multiply as Mike Nolan, a Marine Corps reserve helicopter pilot and trial attorney in civilian life, is hired to defend the company from the criminal investigations and a wrongful-death lawsuit brought by the most notorious lawyer in America.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Political Conspiracy or Accident? Courtroom Drama!

  • By R. Pontiflet on 01-03-16

Very repetitive.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-19-16

It should have been one third as long as the repetition was agonizing. I almost gave up but the ending which was the last 15 minutes was wonderful. The main character, a lawyer, was aggravatingly naïve and put himself and all of his assistance in grave danger. Not believable that anyone of his caliber would do so.

  • On What Grounds

  • By: Cleo Coyle
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Gibel
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,877
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,668
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,672

Clare Cosi used to manage the historic Village Blend coffeehouse…until she opted for quieter pastures and a more suburban life. But after ten years and a little friendly cajoling from the owner (a fresh pot of Jamaican Blue Mountain was all it took), she's back to the grind. With a sprawling rent-free apartment directly above the Village Blend, her cat Java by her side, and plenty of coffeehouse redecorating ideas, Clare is thrilled to return to work. Until she discovers the assistant manager unconscious in the back of the store, coffee grounds strewn everywhere.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Stands out

  • By Pam on 06-07-13

An An uninteresting story with an uninteresting narrator.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-28-16

Little Miss Goody two shoes caused me to shelve this after the second chapterfor quite some time until I ran out of books to read.Her demeanor, personality, and expressions relates back to the 50s. The main character is very uptight It was not riveting and it was a waste of my time. The alter character voices were so fake which immediately takes me out of the story. The only interesting fact was learning more about coffee then I already knew. Other than that it was boring boring boring.

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  • The Zero Hour

  • By: Joseph Finder
  • Narrated by: Jeff Gurner
  • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 219
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 161

When an ominous, digitally encrypted telephone call is intercepted by the NSA's spy satellites high over Switzerland, FBI Special Agent Sarah Cahill -- irreverent, outspoken, a brilliant counterterrorism expert, a divorced mother of an eight-year-old boy -- is urgently summoned to New York to investigate an imminent terrorist attack on lower Manhattan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intense

  • By Jacki on 08-13-12

Another angry single mother attempting to succeed

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-18-16

What did you like best about The Zero Hour? What did you like least?

(Continued from headline) in a criminal justice position predominantly run by men who are contemptuous toward her strong desire to succeed except for one man, her partner, who stands by her sixth sense and intelligent decisions toward solving these horrific crimes. My involuntary dislike toward this woman, Sarah, is her obvious anger raging for the man she married and her coworkers. I am sick and tired of womens' attitudes in so many criminal justice books and TV portrayed as cynical, angry, distrustful and unhappy characters always trying to prove themselves worthy of their positions. Why can't they be be congenial and prove themselves without martyr tendencies? I see on TV and read enjoyable stories of female characters in these same positions who are beautiful, kind, smart and continue to win their coworker's respect without attitude, leaning on their proven success and naturally gaining respect and admiration by solving cases. Sarah, an over dominating, very angry single mother struggles to raise a boy while working a demanding job. Not easy but certainly do-able with a positive attitude which would help both she and her son. Instead she instills fear and therefore creates a feminine boy who others make fun of and of course sans friends. The story is otherwise thrilling and well written keeping us on the edge never knowing the perils of Sarah, her boy child and the villain so well portrayed. The twists of one of my favorite writers are alarming and greatly satisfys my imagination which is why I continue to order and read his books. What a great author he is and I am a very grateful recipient. Thank you Mr. Finder: You are genius!

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